There are tea buffs, and there are marijuana buffs.
Both groups love to defend their addiction.
Both feel that they have access to the world’s best elixir.
And both feel that their ailments will be obliterated by consuming their favorite substance day in and out.
But the real legend lies in aficionados who know how to reap the maximum potential of both the elements.
We call them marijuana-tea buffs.
The obsession with earning a euphoric ride from marijuana tea seems to increase as people look to get the best marijuana tea recipe for their morning and evening-munchy relaxation times.
Cannabis tea is as good as smoking cannabis rolls both result in the entourage effect.
If cannabis smoking is not your forte, and you’ve been seeking alternative medical help— you should bookmark cannabis-tea recipe on your browser.
The exciting part about the weed tea recipe is that you have room for a lot of experimentation and creativity.
We’ll be covering three different cannabis tea recipes each unique with their tastes, concentrations, and difficulty level in the making.
But hold on!
You just don’t sprinkle cannabis powder and get your tea— it’s not that simple— you got to have some preparation.
And the preparation demands decarboxylation.
Decarboxylation— potentiating THC to the fullest
Decarboxylation is a process of converting non-high giving THCA into THC.
It’s like cutting down THCA into THC for extracting the full-potential medicinal value of marijuana-infused tea.
Generally, when you smoke— the heat converts THCA into THC, and you don’t really need extra preparation for experiencing the psychoactive hit.
However, edibles and beverages have no direct resources for this conversion.
In raw form, the effect of cannabis will lack vitality and force.
Hence, to avoid the lackluster cannabis experience— your first step should be heating the cannabis at low temperature on the stove and then follow the cooking algorithm.
That will preserve the integrity of the material and honor you with the psychotropic bliss.
Now that we understand the decarboxylation of cannabis let’s quickly go for our first marijuana tea recipe.
Marijuana tea— refreshing with the easiest method
- 1 gram cannabis bud
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Teabag/ tea ball/ tea dip
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Sugar or honey
- Grind the marijuana strain/bud by chopping it into pieces. You can use a knife or other chopping tool. Make sure that you aren’t converting the marijuana granules into fine powders.
- Apply butter on all the faces of chopped marijuana buds. Maintain the balance while mixing butter with buds. The idea is to paint a butter layer over the chopped buds. Keep in mind that you aren’t drowning the strain in butter but just coating with it.
*We apply butter because we want THC to bind to something such as fatty acid. Since THC is insoluble in water, not using butter would make it useless in the tea. And that’s also the probable reason why we created small buds and not powders. Butters are easily applicable to buds.”
- Akin to tea dip, make a marijuana dip. You can also create your cannabis dip using the existing tea dip. Tear it down, throw away the tea content, and stuff it with cannabis and butter mixture. Be careful that you aren’t spilling the mixture. Feed the entire mix and pack it with a thread. You can also use metal/steel tea balls.
- Get some water on the tea making container, and boil it gently on the stove. Keep the temperature below the boiling point so that the water bubbles mildly. Don’t overheat it.
- Dip the metal tea ball with the mixture and simmer it for at least half an hour. Regulate the temperature depending on if the solution boils.
- You can also add tea flavors to gain some taste when the process reaches the final few minutes.
- Once you are done simmering the solution, remove the tea ball. Let the solution cool a bit. The tea is ready to be served.
- You can also add sugar/honey for appeasing the sweet spot on your taste bud.
You can use rose, ginger, chamomile, etc. to add energetic and creative flair to your marijuana tea and make it an aromatically wanting beverage.
Marijuana tea latte— warming up with a delicious recipe
- 1 gram cannabis strain
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tea dip (traditional flavor)
- 2 teaspoons of sugar/honey (option)
- Grind your marijuana strain/bud by using the knife/grinding tools. Make sure that you are cleaning the bud by removing its stems and seeds if necessary. Ensure that we have small crumbs rather than powdery form.
- Amalgamate marijuana with milk, butter, and vanilla in a blender. Blend it till its surface looks smooth. Let the solution remain as it is for an hour. We do this for smoother melding.
- Add the water in the pan. Pour the marijuana-based milk mixture into the water and let the solution simmer. Heat it till it doesn’t boil. Let the bubble show up gently. Under careful supervision, heat it for 30 minutes and regulate the temperature as required. If the water is getting low, you can add more water and allow the mixture to heat more. The objective is to maintain the level of liquid in the pan.
- Get it away from the stove and allow the solution to cool down. As soon as you pick it away from the heat, add tea dip for furthering up its flavor. Keep it inside for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Pour the mixture through filter or sieve to hold back the bud particles in it. Keep the bowl below sieve screening and see that the solution doesn’t spill. It’s not a mandatory step. If you like the texture of cannabis bud particles, you can give up the step and proceed to the next.
- To give it a real latte feel, you can froth the milk and add whipped cream on the solution. You can also garnish the solution by sprinkling ground cinnamon.
- Again, you can add sugar or honey relative to your required sweetness and stir it to enjoy the time-savory latte.
Marijuana Herbal Tea— double the medication ante
- 1 gram weed buds
- 1 cup water
- Tea bag (herbal preferably)
- Honey or sugar (optional)
- Grind the cannabis bud using a grinder or knife as a chopper. Clean the strain by removing stems and seeds from it. Don’t powder it. Mince it into small pieces and not powders.
- Fill the bud in a metal tea bag. You may also make your tea dip by peeling off the regular tea dip using a scissor and adding the marijuana stuff into it. If you plan to do so, make sure that you pack the tea ball properly so that it doesn’t spill out in the water.
- Take another herbal tea dip and put it in the coffee mug. Don’t forget to place the marijuana tea dip inside the walls of the cup as well.
- Take 1 cup of water in the container and scald it till it simmers. You can notice simmering water by looking at the gentle bubbling. Overheating is not a problem, but the aim is to keep tea drinkable so that it doesn’t burn your tongue. This method also goes good with microwave as we only want hot water.
- Pour the water into the coffee mug and let the mixture of herbal tea and marijuana steep into it. You should generally allow steeping for 3 to 5 minutes; however, the more you let it steep, the higher the texture of its flavor.
- You can sprinkle some sugar powder or honey along with milk to add more variety to the taste.
For heavy flavor and characteristic, you can use coconut milk, turmeric, and peppercorns.
Since this method doesn’t use fatty acids like butter to bind THC, the effect of marijuana will be very nominal.
For using every bit of THC, you should look for other methods.
Drinking the final sip…
Apart from basic tea making algorithms, you can also try and experiment with your creativity for more complex cannabis-infused tea.
Recipes such as iced tea, fruit-infused tea, detox turmeric tea, Kahwa, Chamomile tea, etc. test your creative impotence and determine how you blend marijuana to preserve its texture and potency.
If getting high with tea is mainstream or if your locality is too stern about it— you can try CBD tea recipe also— provided your local laws permit CBD consumption.
Here’s the conclusive note— use quality ingredients for giving meaning to your recipe because everything is in the details.
Minute details can shoot up the taste of your product manifolds.
So, are you sipping it already?